Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Trip Description

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek is classic Everest Base camp trekking route used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa trails in the Everest region. This breathtaking trail demands a generous amount of walking experience and a good physical condition. Throughout the whole trail we will be bestowed with the panoramic view of Mt Everest (8,848m), Cho Oyu (8152m), Lhotse (8516m), Makalu (8463m) and Ama Dablam (6956m). This trail helps to explore the magical landscape of whole Khumbu region; dazzling snow capped Himalayan vista, green jungle and lush valley. Walking through the famous Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar, Khumjung, Tengboche Buddhist Monastery, Khunde etc gives everyone out of this world experience.

Trekking to Everest Base Camp Jiri is one of the longest routes in whole Everest region, starting from Jiri and ending at Lukla. Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek will lead you to the heart of mountain valley in the Khumbu region from where you can see only skyrocketing Himalayas and nothing else. The lowland of Khumbu region is being settled by Brahmins, Chhetri, Magar, Tamang and in the highland there is settlement of Sherpa. Jiri to Everest Base Camp trek envelop the lowland of Jiri to the Highland of Kalapathar (5545m) and Everest Base Camp (5386m). The trail from Jiri to Namche passes through numerous interesting Sherpa villages which attract number of tourist each year.

Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Jiri (1905m/5768ft) – 6 hours.

Day 02: Jiri to Shivalaya(1767m/5350ft) – 5:30 hours

Day 03: Shivalaya to Bhandar(2194m/ 6507ft) – 5:30 hours

Day 04 : Bhandar to Sete(2573m/ 7791ft) – 6 hours

Day 05: Sete to Junbensi(2675m/ 8099ft) – 6 hours

Day 06: Junbensi to Taksindo(2971m/ 8996) – 5 hours

Day 07: Taksindo to Khari khola (2050m/ 6207ft) – 5:30 hours

Day 08: Khari Khola to Payu(2939m/ 8899ft) – 6 hours

Day 09: Payu to Phakding (2610mtrs/8563ft) 5 hours.

Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). We continue our trek heading towards Namche Bazaar, which is at an altitude of 3535m. 5:30 hours

Day 11: Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft). Known as the ‘Gateway to Everest’ we will spend today here in order to acclimatise and adjust to the thinning air. As well as a short trek there is a museum celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people to visit. More importantly, from here you will get the first proper glimpse of Everest and the surrounding mountains, the day allows time to observe and reflect the journey ahead. 5 hours.

Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche(3860m/12664ft) We trek to an altitude of 3850m today. On reaching Tengboche your guide will tell you about the local monastery situated here. The group will be taken to observe the prayer ceremony either in the evening or morning depending on how the day’s trekking went. 5:30 hours

Day 13: Tengboche to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft) Our trek continues to climb as we head to the altitude of 4310m taking our time so not to be affected by the thinning air. 5:30 hours

Day 14: Dingboche (4410m/14468ft) our second acclimatisation day includes a visit to the nearby Chhukung Valley where the group will be taken to Chhukung Ri (5546m). This point offers fantastic views of the fifth highest mountain Makalu. After appreciating the surrounding scenery we trek back to our camp in Dingboche, relaxing in the evening. 5 hours

Day 15: Dingboche to Lobuje(4910m/16108ft). Today our trek climbs to 4910m. 5:30 hours

Day 16: Lobuje to Gorak Shep (5153m/16906ft). 4 hours

Day 17: Everest Base Camp (5363m/17595ft) and back to Gorak Shep. Leaving camp early we trek up to the Base Camp where many explorers have begun their attempts at scaling the world’s highest mountain. After absorbing the achievement of reaching this point and taking photographic evidence we descend back to Gorak Shep where we overnight. 5 hours

Day 18: Hiking up Kalapathar(5545m/18192ft) and overnight at Zongla (4710m/15453ft). From our base at Gorak Shep we continue to climb this time hiking up Kalapathar. Leaving as early as possible to take advantage of the morning light, the panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding mountains, as we reach our destination of the Kalapathar viewpoint. Following this we descend to Zongla (4710m). 6 hours

Day 19: Zongla to Thagna(4500m/14764ft) via the Chola la cross(5420m/17782ft). We begin the day by climbing to Chola la (5483m) crossing over and descending once more to Thagna (4500m). 5:30 hours

Day 20: Trek to Gokyo(4790m/15715ft). Today takes the trek to our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 2 nights.

Day 21: Gokyo to Gokyo peak (5410m/17749ft). Our day begins with a steep climb to the top of Gokyo Ri (5483m). Despite the early start all those who attempt this will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views. Overlooking the Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and taking in the panoramic views of the whole Khumbu Himalayas. See the giants Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu (8481m), Cho oyu (8153m) and Gychung Kang (7922m). Take time to enjoy the views or for the more adventurous explore the glacier and Gokyo peak before returning to the camp early afternoon. 4 hours

Day 22: Descend to Namche Bazaar via Dole (4210m/13812ft). Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us through Dole (4200m) before continuing back to the town of Namche Bazaar (3440m). We arrive back into Namche Bazaar early afternoon allowing time to explore and reflect on the trek just completed. 9 hours

Day 23 24: Namche Bazaar to Phakding(2610m/8563ft). Continuing our descent we overnight in Phakding. 4 hours

Day 25: Phakding to Lukla(2840m/9318ft). Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began what seems a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part.

Day 26: Lukla to Kathmandu. After Breakfast. We will walk about 5 minutes to airport to catch our return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Please Note:

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.


Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up / drop & transfer by private car / van/ Haice. (Depend on group size).
  • Three night´s accommodation in Kathmandu twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide and private car / van
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek (You may choose in Menu)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • Round trip flight for Kathmandu/ Lukla / Kathmandu.
  • Domestic departure tax for round trip.
  • First aid medical kit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS card Fee- Trekkers´ Information Management System
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
  • Rescue service arrangement in emergency case (but clients need to pay from their rescue covered Travel insurance)

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you can obtain a visa easily up on your arrival in Nepal´s airport Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International Airfare and airport taxs.
  • Sightseeing entry fee.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks (cold drinks coke/ fanta/ can juice and mineral water) (Hot drinks boiled drinking water and Hot shower)
  • Dessert chocolates personal shopping, laundry, phone call internet camera battery charging.
  • Personal trekking equipment Travel /Medical insurance and helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude (The Tipping is appreciated, but not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section